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2552: Captain Marvel #43 (v1)

" Destroy! Destroy! Screams the Destroyer "
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Captain Marvel #43 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Gerry Conway
Cover Artists: Al Milgrom
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Al Milgrom
Inkers: Al Milgrom
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Cover Date: March 1976
Release Date: December 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 177                 Times Rated: 116
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Issue Blurb
Rick Jones and Captain Marvel land on a moon in order to repair their transportation. When Drax feels Mar-Vell's presence he goes mad and attacks.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) last appeared in Warlock #10 (v1). Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) next appears in Captain Marvel #44 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Captain Marvel #42 (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Captain Marvel #44 (v1).
Fawn last appeared in Captain Marvel #42 (v1). Fawn next appears in Captain Marvel #44 (v1).
Drax last appeared in Captain Marvel #42 (v1). Drax next appears in Captain Marvel #44 (v1).
  Supreme Intelligence
Supreme Intelligence last appeared in Captain Marvel #41 (v1). Supreme Intelligence next appears in Captain Marvel #44 (v1).
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Issue Review
   January 8, 2018
Another battle based on misunderstandings. That, and Rick Jones is still an annoying idiot. Going to bet Drax realizes Thanos is still alive and that'll be the end of it.
   February 24, 2014
Fascinating slugfest. It works because both characters have interesting motivations. And the battle in space is cool. 9/10
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  Drax Says:    
  2013-11-09 15:31:28  
  Loved the art and I was very pleased by the return of the Destroyer.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-08-06 07:32:17  
  If there's no sound in space, how could the writers know that smashing Mar-vell against an asteroid would make a Kar-Thooooom sound?  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-10-18 20:19:51  
  I wish the beginning hadn't been so stupid. The last 2/3 was pretty great.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-08-20 21:57:00  
  A tale of 2 stories here. Well 3 I guess, if you count the Rick/Marv domestic dispute that started us off which was silly. The Mar'vell/Drax fight was actually really cool, and there was a genuine reason behind the aggression rather than just a misunderstanding.
What really dragged this down to the two star level for me was Rick's story. Even Rick, a character that is mocked and reviled for being stupid, annoying, and pointless, has never been THIS stupid, annoying, or pointless. Completely at ease with the fact that his mystery girl has planet hopped, knowing he would be there, and surely has no ulterior motives. Even when she's constantly trying to get him to take off his helmet on a planet that he can't breathe on. Hell, even Mar-Vell had trouble breathing on the planet and he can breathe in space.
The art continues to be pretty rough in this book as well.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2017-04-09 04:25:49  
  Look, Rick is growing up! Finally! Oh, wait, he's maturing into a young Johnny Storm...  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2017-05-01 16:54:39  
  Rick is SO DUMB. It takes a special kind of stupid to enumerate all the reasons why you should not do something, WHILE doing the said thing.  

  grayrender @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2018-01-21 20:35:16  
  I assume the galactic awareness/7th sense thing lets him sense stuff out in space that would ve otherwise imperceptible.

I am rolling with it.

  grayrender @ gumchewspit (original post):    
  2018-01-21 20:35:59  
  Well on his way to a Darwim Award.  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-02-03 21:45:02  
  Everyone above pretty much said it already. It would serve Rick right to breathe in that poisonous air and keel over dead just because some sexy brunette told him to. It's just nature's way of weeding out the brain-dead so they don't get a chance to procreate.

Quite a fight with Drax there. It looked like Mar-Vell simply had no chance at all. But you'd think Drax would be thanking Mar-Vell instead of pounding him into corn mush. Honor and purpose can be a funny thing in the Marvel Universe. It still all makes me wonder if Drax had killed Thanos himself; what would he be doing now? Be constantly picking fights with himself?

3 stars. Inconsistent but fun story. Hearing harp music yet, Rick? Rick? (If this is a dream, don't wake me.....dangit!)

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   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
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   April 8, 2016 fragsel Added Fawn to the issue.
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